Officer Helps Prisoner Escape Jail


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Alabama Correctional Officer Vicky White has a warrant out for her arrest after her disappearance along with inmate Casey White (reported that the individuals are not related). 

Multiple statements have been made by Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton.

According to USA Today, “‘Vicky White was armed when she left the jail with Casey White for a mental health evaluation for Casey at a courthouse Friday morning,’ Sheriff Rick Singleton said at a press conference Friday. ‘But no mental health evaluation was scheduled at the courthouse for Casey White that day,’ Singleton said.”

Currently, there is a $10,000 reward issued by the U.S. Marshals Service for helping find the two fugitives. White is considered dangerous due to the seriousness of his crimes, which include capital murder and kidnapping. 

This is not the only case in which a prison employee helped an inmate escape from prison. Famously, in 2015, Joyce Mitchell helped two men escape from a New York prison.

According to A&E, Mitchell was an “industrial training supervisor within the prison’s apparel manufacturing division.” Within her division, she met the two prisoners, Richard Matt and David Sweat, who worked in the shop. Co-workers noticed the interactions between Mitchell and the men, and saw it as “inappropriate.” 

It was later reported that Mitchell was involved in a romantic relationship with both inmates, which influenced her to help them escape. It has been noted that inmates in many different prisons try to groom the staff in order to have an easier time in prison. 

Mitchell was suspected of smuggling tools into the inmates’ cell in order to chisel themselves out of their confinement. After being convicted of “providing material assistance,” Mitchell was sentenced to seven years in prison.

The two prisoners were caught in a standoff with police, resulting in the death of Matt and Sweat being taken by police.